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Kathy Bernier

Kathy Bernier (Rep.), 68th Assembly District

Born Eau Claire, April 29, 1956; 3 children, 6 grandchildren. Graduate Chippewa Falls Senior H.S. 1974; B.A. UW-Eau Claire; certificate in public management essentials, UW-Green Bay 2005. Member: American Legislative Exchange Council; Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce; Lake Hallie Optimists Club; Wis. Women in Government; National Foundation for Women Legislators (state chp.). Former member: Wis. County Clerks Assn. (legis. chair, fmr. treas.); Wis. County Constitutional Officers; Chippewa County Humane Assn.; Kiwanis Noon Club; National Conference of State Legislatures, Elections and Redistricting Com. (vice chp). Village of Lake Hallie trustee 2007-present. Chippewa County Clerk 1999-2011.

Elected to Assembly 2010; reelected since 2012. Biennial committee assignments: 2015 — Campaigns and Elections (chp., also 2013); Family Law (vice chp.); Aging and Long-Term Care (since 2011); Agriculture; Mining and Rural Development; Workforce Development (also 2013). 2013 — Rural Affairs (vice chp.); Public Safety and Homeland Security. 2011 — Election and Campaign Reform (vice chp.); Tourism, Recreation and State Properties.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-9172; (888) 534-0068 (toll free).
E-mail: Rep.Bernier@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: 10923 40th Avenue, Chippewa Falls 54729.
Mailing address: Office: Room 314 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708.

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